Lake Viljandi
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Lake Viljandi is in a primeval valley, which is 11 m deep, 450 m wide and 4600 metres long. The lake is well-known in Estonia thanks to the song about the boatman of VIljandi, who day-dreams about the beautiful blue eyes of a girl he once saw when he was young. The trail that goes around the lake will take hikers to the observation platform on the other shore where you will see a charming and unique silhouette of the town.
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jemajumi
Laukaa, Finland222 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Nice little lake. You can fish or row a boat. Lake is narrow but 4kilometres long. Not much else to say about this Lake just trying to get 100 characters
Written 15 January 2022
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Leho
2 contributions
Mar 2021
Took 3.5 hrs to walk around the lake slowly and enjoying the views and nature. The trail is generally well marked.
Written 22 March 2021
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TAUser_12132018
Lohja, Finland264 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This place has a huge playground and a place to swim it’s great for kids if you’re around come here and spend the day
Written 21 July 2019
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Kotryna K
6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Although there is nothing very special besides beautiful lake there is a very nice big and interesting kids playground
Written 18 July 2019
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Globetrotter045
Haacht, Belgium5,458 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The stairs down from the Town Hall will bring you to the lake in 5 minutes. Ofcourse it will take you a bit longer to get up the hill again :-) I found the lake shore a pleasant place for a hot summer afternoon. You can go for a swim, rent a boat or just relax on the small beach. There are changing cabins, a play area for the kids and a café.
Written 13 July 2019
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M00M
Tallinn, Estonia636 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Never disappointing, always nice to visit. One can go fishing, use motorboat, water skiing, jumping off the trampoline.. perfect on a hot summer day
Written 10 June 2019
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Maria P
Sunny Isles Beach, FL25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a pre-historic valley lake with great connection to Viljandis historic settlement. Look up the history of the lake when you visit to understand how powerful this water source has been. There is a lake beach for water activities but also many private docks that all can use to jump in for a swim. If you go off of a dock then be aware that it gets very deep very fast. Best views of the lake are from castle hills of you're looking to take some stunning photos.
Written 24 February 2019
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Suomi112
Espoo, Finland55 contributions
Sep 2018 • Business
Had the chance to combine a work trip and a running experience around Viljandi lake (only 1/3 of it).
There is a walking path around the lake (~15km) with gravel surface boarding the lake.
View is fantastic, old trees and clean water.

I also noticed a brand new playing area for kids (subsidies by EU money), football field(s), waterfront peers and open water swimming area.
Written 17 January 2019
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Vivian L
Southern Finland, Finland2,504 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
The way and stairs down the lake shore are quite steep but definitely worth the walk. Along the way you will also see sculpture "Runner" and another sort of artwork, names engraved to concrete stones. There is at least one cafe by the lake.
Written 2 October 2018
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Ene P
Viljandi, Estonia9 contributions
Jul 2018
Very beautiful lake. It is possible to go to walk or run around the lake ( approximately 12 km) or take the boat trip. In summer you can go swimming. Folks know a story about Boatman of Viljandi and also there is nice old song Viljandi Paadimees.
Written 28 August 2018
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